“Unity is the key to our success and only weapon with which we can triumph over falsehood,” said JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing people at Masjid Imam-u-Zaman, the bund Srinagar on Friday.He said slogans of development and economic growth have always been used by India to deny our freedom and right to self-determination.Malik also said that distance from religion has corrupted our society and put our social fabric in jeopardy.According to a statement issued to GNS, Malik while stressing upon the need of strengthening unity among the ranks and files of Muslim Ummah said, “We all believe in one Allah and his last Messenger (SAW), recite one Kalima, pray towards one Kaabah and follow one Quran and hence should stand united in all aspects of life. The enemy wants to divide us in the name of sects and creed and it is the duty of Ulema and Imams to forge and strengthen unity among our ranks.”Referring to recent statement of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during his Kashmir visit in which he talked about development and peace, JKLF chairman said, “Every occupational power talks about peace, progress and development of the occupied land and lures oppressed people with the slogans of development, government jobs, quality life and other materialistic things like these.”He said New Delhi since past seventy years has been doing the same and trying to pacify or deny our right to freedom and self-determination by various means of “corruption” but all this has yielded India nothing but shame.
“In fact this delay in resolving the basic issue of Jammu Kashmir by talks of development and progress has turned Kashmiris more brave more resilient and more passionate for their freedom and right to self-determination,” he said adding that without the resolution of Jammu Kashmir dispute, talks of peace, stability, progress and development are and will remain a distant dream.Malik said that Kashmir issue is a reality and no camouflaging or luring can deny or ridicule this reality. “Therefore it is necessary to accept this reality and resolve the dispute on Jammu Kashmir in accordance to the wishes, aspirations, sacrifices and demands of the people of Kashmir as this can only ensure peace, stability and progress of South Asia and the world,” he said.On Modi’s remarks about prospering Kashmir, JKLF chairman asked that how can Kashmiri who receive body bags of their loved ones on daily basis remain prosperous and happy and how can one be happy with his eye sight lost or body bruised by pellets.Taking a dig on capitalism, Yasin Malik said it has ruined the very basic of our society and today we all have turned so worldly that morality and ethics are of no value for us.“This urge for more money and more luxuries has taken away humility and modesty from us and today we see worst kind of anarchy and social disposition in our society which is really heartbreaking. Our Ulema, religious scholars, Imams and social leaders need to sit together and deliberate upon this situation and work for the betterment of our society on priority basis,” he said.“Every one of us knows about the importance of Zakat as it is one of the basic pillars of our faith. Zakat is to be utilized for needy, downtrodden, prisoners and other means like these and today our society is full of orphans, kith and kin of martyrs, needy people, prisoners and those who are in dire need of our help. We all should give priority to these people and try to utilize our Zakat and other contributions for these deserving so that no one among us remains hungry or without basic necessities of life,” he said.Meanwhile, JKLF chairman strongly condemned the use of pellets and bullets by government forces at Nowhatta and parts of Sher-e-Khaas terming it as police highhandedness. He prayed for early recovery of those injured. (GNS)